January 16, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
flank /ˈflæŋk/ verb
flank
/ˈflæŋk/
verb

flanks; flanked; flanking

Flowers flank the path to the house.
Flowers flank the path to the house.
Learner's definition of FLANK

[+ object]

: to be located on both sides of (something or someone)

  • Guards flanked the entrance.

— usually used as (be) flanked

  • The bed was flanked by two small tables.

  • a celebrity flanked by muscular bodyguards

— see also OUTFLANK

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